The strategic disease protection partner
Acrobat® is now most commonly used as a specialist product to prevent downy mildew – especially in head lettuce, but also in cucurbits, grapevines, onions and oilseed poppies – and late blight in potatoes. Tank-mixed with Polyram® DF, Acrobat provides excellent, cost-effective protection against a range of other fungal diseases as well. And including it in the chemical rotation can help keep other products free from resistance for longer too.
Acrobat® is a Group 40 fungicide with locally systemic, translaminar properties that protects both the upper and lower leaf surfaces. Most of the product remains on the exposed leaf surface, firmly attached to the waxy cuticle where it provides very effective protection. A small proportion of the active moves through to the other side of the leaf to provide protection against early stages of infection.
Acrobat should always be used as part of a protective spray program and applied in a tank-mix with Polyram® DF before disease symptoms appear.
Acrobat is rapidly absorbed by the plant and becomes rainfast in one hour. This makes Acrobat active in the plant from the first application and provides longer residual activity.